Do It Yourself for Less: Nine Ways to Save Big Money

Do It Yourself projects that save you money
Do It Yourself projects that save you money

Last month we told you about some tasks you're better off letting the pros handle--because messing up could cost you way more than you'd ever save by doing it yourself. But if you're looking for ways to save money, there are a number of tasks you can handle.

Some are jobs anybody can do; others take a little bit of know-how and the willingness to plunge in and get your hands dirty (sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally). But you're nearly guaranteed to save big bucks, and there's also the satisfaction that comes from doing something for yourself.